Gain firsthand experience with Greek food industry, agricultural traditions, and their impacts and benefits on Greek life and culture.
This program is administered by the College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences' Office of International Programs. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.
|Location||Thessaloniki, Multiple Locations, Greece|
|Term||May Session (Spring Semester)|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Embark on a hands-on educational odyssey beginning at the Perrotis College of Agriculture, Environment and Life Sciences. Located in Thessaloniki, a city founded nearly 2,500 years ago on the shores of the Aegean Sea, its location offers a combination of the best of modern Greece, its agriculture ties, and rich ancient history.
Diet comes from the ancient Greek word, “diaita”, which means “a way of living.” While in Greece, you will not only get to enjoy the fresh ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, but also learn how it is a strategy for the prevention of disease and overall well-being. Through visits to industry sites including vineyards and an agricultural cooperative, as well as interactive lectures on topics from olive oil, to European dairy regulations and cheese production, to how Perrotis College was the first to introduce precision agriculture to the Greek economy, you will gain firsthand experience with the Greek food industry and agricultural traditions, and their impacts and benefits on Greek life and culture.
Excursions will allow you to learn more about Greek culture and tradition, and will expand on the program coursework. Excursions will take place in Thessaloniki, Athens, Meteora, and coastal Halkidiki.. Excursions in the Thessaloniki area will include: industry visits, city tours, a Greek cooking class, a Greek dance lesson, and visits to local cultural and archaeological sites, including a monastery.
For more information, please view the program itinerary. Activities subject to change.
January 1, 2021
Depart from Minneapolis-Saint Paul: TBA
Arrive in Greece: TBA
Depart from Greece: TBA
Students will earn 3 credits for CFAN 3523. In this course, students will:
This course fulfills the Global Perspectives liberal education requirement, as well as completes part of the elective requirement for the Nutrition major in the Nutrition Studies track. This course is an embedded Spring semester B/May session course. There will be five 75-minute on-campus, in-person classroom meetings leading up to the program, beginning the week of March 16, 2020. Class times and dates will be finalized in Fall 2019.
For more detailed information, see the program syllabus.
Students must both complete the study abroad application and register for this course.
Tommy Van Norman is the CFANS Land-Grant Legacy Scholars Program Coordinator. He conducted a site visit to the Perrotis College of Agriculture Environment and Life Sciences in July 2018 and is excited about the opportunities students will have through hands-on learning and cultural excursions while in Greece. He has previously led programs abroad to Spain and Morocco focused on global leadership. Feel free to contact Tommy with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excursions will allow students to learn more about Greek culture and tradition, and will expand on the program coursework. Excursions will take place in Thessaloniki and throughout Greece. Excursions may include: industry visits, city tours, a Greek cooking class, a Greek dance lesson, and visits to local cultural and archaeological sites, including a monastery.
The program fee generally includes tuition, group flight airfare, airport transfers, in-country program related transportation, housing, some meals, entrances to course-related excursions and site visits, program administration, and international health insurance.
The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences offers grants for study abroad programs; learn more here. Students can learn about financial aid and scholarships through the Learning Abroad Center here.
Programs operated by the CFANS Office of International Programs follow the Learning Abroad Center Cancellation Policy. Before you apply to, or confirm your participation on this program, review the cancellation policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||May Session 2020 (Spring on campus course)|
|Program Name||Greek Agriculture and Gastronomy: A Taste of the Mediterranean|
|Track Name||Greek Agriculture and Gastronomy: A Taste of the Mediterranean|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist.